Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for Hearing Loss | Fayetteville, NC
Treatment usually involves steroids, either intravenous, oral, or intratympanic injections, or a combination of these. Adding hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to improve outcomes. A recent study showed that patients that had combination therapy of steroids and hyperbaric oxygen had a 61% higher chance of achieving complete hearing recovery than those that just got steroids.
Why would HBOT help? One of the causes for sudden hearing loss may be due to a lack of oxygen to the cochlea. Hyperbaric oxygen is designed to increase the amount of oxygen that is dissolved in the plasma and increases the available oxygen to the ear and the brain.
Multiple studies have affirmed that starting hyperbaric oxygen therapy early in the course of this disease confers better benefits.
Research & Studies
- Should hyperbaric oxygen be added to treatment in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss?
- Hyperbaric oxygen as a method of therapy of sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
- Prognostic effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy starting time for sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL) in association with combined treatment.
HBOT helps white blood cells kill bacteria, and help osteoclast clean up the dead and infected bone. Once the infection is under control and all the dead bone is gone, new bone is laid down by osteoclasts. These processes require high levels of oxygen to function optimally. HBOT also helps antibiotics work better, and in conjunction with some antibiotics, helps eradicate the biofilms that form in many of these cases.
INCREASES WHITE BLOOD
OF LIFE IN PATIENTS
OF STEM CELLS
COVERED BY INSURANCE
COMMONLY, THESE PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE 40-60 TREATMENTS TO CLEAR THE INFECTION.
Does a Hyperbaric Treatment Take?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a non-invasive medical treatment administered by delivering 100% oxygen at pressures greater than two to three times the normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure to a patient in a chamber. Most HBOT treatments generally take about 2 hours. Treatments for some indications can last up to 4 hours. Serious diving injuries can require a treatment for longer than 5 hours. The hyperbaric physician will determine how long each patient’s HBOT treatment will last.